Business Professionals Networking Group (BPNG) Lunch
Start the New Year with Lunch with Dean Steven Currall
Innovation has historically been seen as a primary driver of the American Dream, and an innovation gap has emerged as American universities have focused on basic research and industry has concentrated on incremental product development. This gap has widened in recent decades, and the country has failed to close the gap in large part because of three myths–that innovation is about lone geniuses, the free market and serendipity.
Dean Steven Currall, an expert in organizational behavior, will join us for lunch and present his new book, Organized Innovation: A Blueprint for Renewing America’s Prosperity. Based on 10 years of research, the research provides a framework for optimizing the way America creates, develops, and commercializes technology breakthroughs. A blueprint for leaders in universities, business, and government, Organized Innovation addresses the innovation gap before us, builds upon the collaborative, brokered way that innovation happens best, and explains how these new discoveries can be most effectively put into practice today to the benefit of both our country and the world.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Time and Location
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sutter Club, Sacramento